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Bishops revise document on gays, expect approval

Pope Francis talks to prelates as he arrives at the morning session of a two-week synod on family issues at the Vatican, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. AP

Catholic bishops predicted widespread approval in a vote Saturday evening of a revised document laying out the church’s position on gays, sex, marriage and divorce, saying the report was a “balanced” reflection of church teaching and pastoral needs.

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Catholic bishops: PH gov’t must pursue case vs US soldier for transgender slay

Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Catholic bishops urged the government to pursue the case against a US Marine accused of killing a Filipino transgender in Olongapo City.   “The case must be pursued. The Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) and Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) are not licenses for Americans to commit crimes in the Philippines,” said Sorsogon […]

Posted: October 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace snubs group urging resignation


Malacañang has ruled out a dialogue with a multisectoral group calling for President Benigno Aquino III to resign, saying the group’s demand did not reflect the stand of the Catholic bishops.

Posted: October 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino won’t heed bishops, to keep DAR chief


He may be under fire from Catholic bishops, but Agrarian Reform Secretary Virgilio de los Reyes isn’t going anywhere.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Only lawmakers can scrap pork, says Abad

Presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda: Clueless

The Catholic bishops are barking up the wrong tree.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »